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Identity Fraud

The state of Utah has such strict laws on the books regarding identity fraud. Although not commonly linked to physical injury or putting another's life in danger, identity fraud has the potential to cause serious ramifications in the life of the victim.

For this reason, you will be dealing with severe punishments if found guilty of such a crime. With all there is to lose, taking the necessary steps to defend your name and freedom should be your top priority.

Salt Lake City Identity Fraud Attorney

An identity fraud allegation can be stressful and scary for anyone. To approach the situation in the most productive manner possible, it is vital that you work with a qualified criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge and ability to advise you effectively throughout the entire criminal process.

Darren Levitt, of Levitt Legal, PLLC can provide excellent legal counsel while making certain that your individual rights are fully protected during this anxiety-inducing time. With a dedication and strict adherence to due process, Darren believes that no matter what the case may be, you deserve fair treatment and capable representation.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with Darren Levitt to discuss the detail of your case, call (801) 455-1743 or send an online message today.

ID Theft Overview

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Identity Fraud under Utah Law

According to Utah Code ยง 76-6-1102, a person is guilty of identity fraud when that person:

  • Obtains personal identifying information of another person whether that person is alive or deceased; and
  • Knowingly or intentionally uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, employment, any other thing of value, or medical information.

Utah Code also states that it is NOT a defense that the person did not know that the personal information belonged to another person.

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Degrees of Identity Fraud

Identity fraud is considered a third degree felony if the value of the credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is less than $5,000.

If the value of the credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is or exceeds $5,000; or if the use of personal identifying information results, directly or indirectly, in bodily injury of another person, it is considered a second degree felony.

Third degree felony convictions come with a possible sentence of up to 5 years in prison and / or fines of up to $10,000, whereas a second degree felony comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 15 years in prison and / or fines of up to $5,000.

Finding the Best ID Theft Attorney in Utah

If you or a loved one is currently dealing with an identity fraud allegation in the greater Salt Lake City region, take the necessary step and contact Levitt Legal to discuss your options during this trying time. Darren will take advantage of his extensive legal understanding and experience, along with his commitment to protecting your rights, to give you the greatest chance at beating the accusations and moving on with your life.

Call (801) 455-1743 to set up a risk free consultation to go over your case with Darren Levitt today. Darren proudly represents individuals accused of criminal acts in and around the Utah cities of Tremonton, Garland, Cottonwood Heights, Bluffdale, Wendover, Provo, Lehi, Mapleton, Logan, Hyrum, Nibley, Farr West, Morgan, Park City, Clinton, Oakley, North Salt Lake and Midway.

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